"It will bring your family closer together!”
- Chicago Tribune
Coming to the Chopin Theatre November 8 - December 29, 2019!
A ballet-free tradition for Chicago!
“Imaginative and inventive! It's more than earned a place in the roster of EXCEPTIONAL Chicago holiday shows. I was teary-eyed in less than five minutes.”
"It'll pull at your heart strings while hitting your funny bone."
The Fourth Walsh
"★★★★! Warm, kind, moving, inclusive, affordable and wholly original!"
“YOU'LL BELIEVE IN MAGIC!”
Celebrating a full decade of making holiday memories with more than 30,000 audience members, The House brings this wholly original, ballet-free show back for its 10th Anniversary production. Appearing again at the Chopin Theatre, and featuring all-new puppets, The Nutcracker is fast-paced, beautifully choreographed, family-friendly, and moving, even for those of us that might be on the Grinch’s side from time to time.
This fantastical expansion of the holiday classic centers on young Clara’s journey to save Christmas in the face of grief. With the help of a magical nutcracker, the brave girl risks the darkness, fights the Rat King, and saves her family. A modern holiday tradition weaving together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, and original songs, this spellbinding spectacle tells a heartwarming, darkly moving story of magic and hope—a fun outing fit for the whole family.
Created by Company Members Phillip Klapperich, Jake Minton, Kevin O'Donnell, and Tommy Rapley
Based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Directed and choreographed by Company Member Tommy Rapley
The Chopin Theatre
1543 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60642
AGES: Recommended for ages 5 and up! Read the Parent's Guide.
RUN TIME: 2 hours, with a 15-minute intermission
GROUPS: Save 15% or more when you bring 10+ people!
SPECIAL EVENTS at The Nutcracker
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS EVENT
Pre-show on Thursday, December 12
Enjoy a pre-show mix n' mingle with drinks & apps and a ticket to the 7:30 show!
Sunday, November 24, 2:00pm – 5:30pm
Family Day offers "extras" for our younger guests ages 5+. Come early for kids' crafts including cookie decorating from our partners at Lakeview Whole Foods. Watch the 3:00pm matinee, and then join in character meet-n-greet for kids after the show.
ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES at The Nutcracker
Saturdays November 30 at 3:00pm, December 7 at 3:00pm, and December 28 at 3:00pm
Sunday, December 8 at 3:00pm
TOUCH TOUR & AUDIO DESCRIBED
Saturday, December 14: (tour at 2:00pm, performance at 3:00pm)
Discounted tickets for Sensory-Friendly, Open Caption, and Audio Description are offered to those on our ACCESS listserv. Please join the listserv with this link.